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What Everyone Ought to Know About E-Cigarettes

Electronic Cigarettes Are Dangerous
Their Exploding Batteries Have Hurt At Least 158 People
A man in Muskogee, Okla., was permanently disfigured when his electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette, exploded while he was using it. A man in Berlin, N.J., needed skin grafts for a leg that was burned when an e-cigarette battery exploded in his pocket. A […]

$1.3 Million Judgment for Age Discrimination

In 2013, a new superintendent was hired in the Hickman Mill​s C-1​ S​chool ​District and ​shortly thereafter the District terminated the contracts of all of the secondary principals and assistant principals​ without good cause, including Siro Smith Dickson client, Dr. Bill Scully.

Although all the principals and assistant principals were told they would have a fair […]

Rik Siro Selected for 23rd Edition of Best Lawyers in America

The partners and staff at Siro Smith Dickson would like to congratulate our managing partner, Rik N. Siro, for being selected for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. He is being recognized in the practice areas of: Employment Law – Individuals and Litigation – Labor and Employment. Rik was previously included in the 21st […]

Athena Dickson elected to Missouri Bar Board of Governors

Siro Smith Dickson partner Athena Dickson is now one of eight new members elected to the Missouri Bar Board of Governors. Dickson secured the seat that Gregg Lombardi vacated in District 12, which is the city of Kansas City within Jackson County. The Board of Governors of The Missouri Bar determines policies and sets […]

Rik Siro Named “Lawyer of the Year”

Best Lawyers®, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Rik Siro as Kansas City’s 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” in the practice area focused on Employment Law–Individuals.

This significant honor results from “exhaustive peer-review assessments” and reflects the high level of respect Rik has earned from other top lawyers in the same practice area. Only a […]

TransAm Truck Drivers Class Action Lawsuit

Class members who have opted in to this lawsuit for unpaid minimum wages must complete the linked questionnaire no later than August 15, 2016.

If you worked as a “Leased Driver” for TransAm Trucking and you were classified as an independent contractor and leased a truck through TransAm Leasing, this lawsuit may affect your rights.
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AWL 20th Annual Golf Tournament

Recently, the Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City (AWL) hosted its 20th Annual, “I’m Not Serious About Golf” Tournament, for which Siro Smith Dickson participated as a sponsor.

In 1995, the AWL began hosting the “I’m Not Serious About Golf” Tournament. The tournament has gotten so large that in 2011, AWL and its charitable […]

$4.3 Million Settlement for Woman with Traumatic Brain Injury

ACCIDENT & INJURY:

Our client, a young woman who was an assistant manager at a truck stop in Peculiar, Missouri, recently received a $4.3 Million Settlement from an accident which occurred during routine job errand. As part of her job duties, she was making a trip to the bank. While stopped for traffic on US […]

$1.1 Million Judgment Against MoDOT for Employment Discrimination

A jury awarded our client Deanna McClurg $350,000 in compensatory, and $500,000 in punitive damages in an age and sex discrimination case against her former employer, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). The case was filed and tried in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri.

Ms. McClurg worked for MoDOT for over 29 years.  She started […]

$150,000 Jury Verdict in Premises Liability Case

After a five (5) day jury trial, our attorneys obtained a jury verdict of $150,000, in a premises liability case against the Sutherlands Lumber Company of Kansas City.

Plaintiff, an active elderly man, was with his wife at Sutherlands Lumber in Cass County when he sat on a lawn chair set up for display in […]